Welcome to the Minecraft Wiki! The majority of you are likely to have been arrived just now, so if you are willing to help, in the continuation, some important points to take during the editing period are shown. Since the site is built voluntarily, follow the main and recommendable advice if you start to contribute to the site and become familiar with it.
- Basic guidelines
Most users reading this article are probably newcomers. If you're interested on starting to help, some useful tips and suggestions are listed here:
- Use proper grammar and spelling, and maintain a good writing style
- Verify all of your information, and avoid speculation
- No insults or intimidation; having differing opinions is fine, but please keep it civil
- Nothing against the Minecraft Terms of Service
- No vandalizing or spamming; vandalism is pointless as it can easily be reverted
- Leave a summary of your edits to keep things organized
- Info about future additions should not be added unless it has been in a released development version. Articles about editions may contain unreleased features, provided they have a reasonable source, such as a Mojang employee's tweet.
- Communication and tips
The best way to start helping is by talking to other users. When they discuss, they learn from each other and listen to their opinions, suggestions and proposals. They are important as a community, which allows us to be connected. The best advices are:
- The Gamepedia Help wiki and the Community Central wiki contain some general tips about wiki editing.
- Be open, natural, and contact a user on their discussion page in case of doubts.
- Look at the list of recent changes to see the last one that has taken place and if you need to improve.
- Check out the community portal to see what the community is working on to give your opinion and feedback.
- Join the Minecraft Wiki Discord server to comment and discuss things about the site, everyone is welcome.
- Read the legal notices, which are important to know since they explain how the wiki works:
- Improving content
If you want to improve any aspect of any page that already exists, read it more and analyze its content. The pages can be very complicated to organize, but with a little practice if they can improve. You could consider it as follows:
- Every wiki has three lists of articles that need help called "Stubs", "Wanted Articles" and "Work In Progress Articles". There are also articles tagged for cleanup. Don't be shy, get in there.
- Uploading images is another really easy way to help out – see the upload page!
- Fixing double and broken redirects, and addressing duplicate files and issues from Category:Maintenance are even more ways to help out.
- You can find a list of useful templates on Category:Templates.
- Help find and preserve old and missing versions for historical documentation purposes - see Category:Missing Java Edition versions and subcategories.
- Adding content
To start, the first thing you can do is look for a page you want, and if it doesn't exist, you can start creating it. The wiki constantly grows and each day it increases its contents. You can take the following advices as references:
- Add all the information you separate that might be beneficial to the readers.
- If something doesn't seem quite right, feel free to improve on it.
- Find and document the precise version in which a given feature was changed - see Category:Unknown version history for currently missing information.
- Follow the style guide, which is the way to order the articles.
- There are projects made by users to improve the wiki. Feel free to help out or even create a new project at Minecraft Wiki:Projects.
If you are unsure about something, please discuss it on a talk page. If you want to see what's currently being discussed and requested, check out the community portal or hop over onto the Minecraft Wiki's Discord server.
If you've created an account, click here to go to your user page (if the link is red, it's because you haven't created it yet!) You can put whatever you want there: About me, Projects, or whatever else you think the other Minecraft Wiki members should know about you! You can also access this page by clicking on your icon in the top-right of the screen.
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